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Ureaplasma urealyticum & Mycoplasma hominis Culture

Test Number: 6601690
Revision Date 03/25/2024
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Ureaplasma urealyticum & Mycoplasma hominis Culture
Culture 687-4 
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred Entire container Vaginal / Urethral Copan UTM-RT Refrigerated
Alternate 1 Entire container Vaginal / Urethral BD Universal Viral Transport Vial Refrigerated
Alternate 2 Entire container Semen/Urine/Bx/Tx/CSF Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Instructions Specimen Type: Viral, Chlamydia or Mycoplasma culture transport provided by Labcorp (Copan UTM-RT (multiple colors of caps).
Supply is orderable through Materials Management under REF LAB Category, item # 24674. Also acceptable BD universal viral transport vial (BD220220).
Specimen Collection:
   Females and Males: Collect a vaginal or urethral specimen using an appropriately sized synthetic swab.
   Place swab in viral transport media (VTM). Refrigerate and ship to the laboratory at 2-8°C.
   Semen/Urine/Biopsy/Tissue/CSF: Collect specimen in a sterile, leakproof container. Refrigerate and ship to the laboratory at 2-8°C.
Causes for Rejection:
Bacterial swab specimen; specimen received in grossly leaking transport container; dry specimen; specimen submitted in fixative or additive; specimen received in expired transport media or incorrect transport device; specimen received in M4 RT VTM; inappropriate specimen transport conditions; specimen received after prolonged delay in transport (usually more than 72 hours); specimen stored or transported at room temperature; wooden shaft swab in transport device; calcium alginate swabs; unlabeled specimen or name discrepancy between specimen and request label.
Special Instructions: Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, genital lesion).
Expected TAT 6-10 days  
Clinical Use This culture will recover both Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum, if present.
No environmental cultures performed. This testing is not suitable for determining mycoplasma contamination in any cell line or tissue culture.
Limitations: Culture may be negative in the presence of infection, and the presence of Ureaplasma urealyticum or Mycoplasma hominis does not always indicate infection, although there is a significant association with symptomatic disease. 
Performing Labcorp Test Code 086884 
CPT Code(s) 87109
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